Alumna Medalist Nomination

The Regina Dominican Alumna Medal recognizes an alumna who has made a difference in the world and has provided dedicated service to others. This alumna must embody the core values and beliefs of Regina Dominican and our Adrian Dominican Sisters, which flow from the Dominican Pillars of prayer, study, community and service. The Alumna Medal was first given in May of 1980. The Alumna Medalist is chosen from a list of nominees submitted by alumnae, friends, faculty, and staff. In 2020 we will recognize alumnae from the following categories: Young Alumna (under the age of 35), Leadership and Service.
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Alumna Medalists

2019: Leadership, Service, Yong Alumna

  • Linda Corley (Class of 1978)
  • Kelley Rompza Kitley (Class of 1996)
  • Kristen Kelly (Class of 2009)

2018: Pia Valvassori (Class of 1983)

2017: Julie McCarthy Grunwell (Class of 1992)

2016: Brighid O’Shaughnessy (Class of 1991)

2015: Denise Baran Nemeth (Class of 1975)

2014: Laura Perille (Class of 1983)

2013: Michele Springer (Class of 1989)

2012: Grainne McKeown (Class of 1994)

2011: Virginia Cowey Kendall (Class of 1980)

2010: Carol Macur Rizzie (Class of 1968)

2009: Colleen Holohan, DDS (Class of 1980)

2008: Liz Livingston Howard (Class of 1982)

2007: Jamie Revord (Class of 1988)

2006:  Julie Goldburg Unruh (1987)

2005: Carol Ross Barney (Class of 1966)

2004: Honorable Cheryl Cesario, JD (C lass of 1967)

2003: Kathleen Burke, Ph.D. (Class of 1964)

2002: Christina Sprang Seaborg (Class of 1991)

2001: Mary Beth McMenamin Richmond, (Class of 1978)

2000: Bridget Later Lamont (Class of 1966)

1999:  Patricia Kissinger, Ph.D.  (Class of 1977)

1998: Barbara Beckwith (Class of 1966)

1997: Margaret Troka Hogan (Class of 1977)*

1996: Verna Wallace Allworth (Class of 1977)

1995: Denise Figlewicz (Class of 1970)

1994: Joan Corboy (Class of 1970)*

1993: S. Patricia Walter, OP (Class of 1962)

1992: Diane Washburne House (Class of 1966)

1991: S. Donna Markham, OP (Class of 1964)

1990: Gay Girolami (Class of 1967)

1989: Regina Marie Foran Thibeau (Class of 1979)

1987: Liz Livingston Howard (1982)

1986: Peggy Ambrose Cunniff (Class of 1969)

1985: Eileen Sweeney Johnston (Class of 1969)

  • Gail Sweeney Ghere (Class of 1970)

1984: Patricia Bowler (Class of 1973)

1983: Donna Bergen (Class of 1963)

  • Connie Fletcher (Class of 1965)
  • Mary Jo Potter (Class of 1965)
  • S. Nancy Murray (Class of 1965)
  • Mary Ellyn Holum (Class of 1968)

1982: Mary Beth Skic (Class of 1964)*

1981:  Kathleen M. O’Laughlin (Class of 1964)

1980: Elaine Markoutas (Class of 1966)

2018 Alumna Medalist Dr. Pia Valvassori, Ph.D., ARNP ’83. After graduating from Marquette University with a nursing degree, Pia earned her master’s degree to become a Nurse Practitioner and also her Doctorate in Public Health
Providing for the underserved has been Pia’s driving force, and it was through that passion that she was instrumental in starting The Health Care Center for the Homeless in Orlando, Florida.
Pia and her husband Sean Flanagan have two children who are both in college.
Pia received her award and delivered the Alumnae Graduation Reflection at the 2018 Commencement on May 26. Read the reflection: Alumnae Medalist Graduation Reflection